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15 OKR examples for Training

What are Training OKRs?

The Objective and Key Results (OKR) framework is a simple goal-setting methodology that was introduced at Intel by Andy Grove in the 70s. It became popular after John Doerr introduced it to Google in the 90s, and it's now used by teams of all sizes to set and track ambitious goals at scale.

How you write your OKRs can make a huge difference on the impact that your team will have at the end of the quarter. But, it's not always easy to write a quarterly plan that focuses on outcomes instead of projects.

We've tailored a list of OKRs examples for Training to help you. You can look at any of the templates below to get some inspiration for your own goals.

If you want to learn more about the framework, you can read our OKR guide online.

Our Training OKRs examples

We've added many examples of Training Objectives and Key Results, but we did not stop there. Understanding the difference between OKRs and projects is important, so we also added examples of strategic initiatives that relate to the OKRs.

Hope you'll find this helpful!

OKRs to implement Scrum and Agile training for the team

  • ObjectiveImplement Scrum and Agile training for the team
  • Key ResultMeasure improvement by achieving at least 80% pass rate in post-training assessment
  • TaskImplement regular training progress evaluations
  • TaskProvide additional assistance to struggling trainees
  • TaskDevelop a comprehensive post-training assessment
  • Key ResultAchieve 100% team participation and completion of the training
  • TaskImplement incentives to boost training completion rates
  • TaskRegularly monitor and report team's training progress
  • TaskAssign mandatory completion dates for each training session
  • Key ResultIdentify and enroll team in a certified Agile and Scrum training course
  • TaskResearch accredited Agile and Scrum training providers
  • TaskSelect a suitable training course based on team needs
  • TaskEnroll team in chosen Agile and Scrum course

OKRs to implement a robust compliance training program

  • ObjectiveImplement a robust compliance training program
  • Key ResultDesign and launch comprehensive training modules for 90% of employees by end of quarter
  • TaskIdentify necessary knowledge areas for training module design
  • TaskDevelop comprehensive training programs for identified areas
  • TaskDeploy training modules for use by employees
  • Key ResultAchieve 80% passing scores in post-training assessments
  • TaskRegularly monitor and feedback on trainee performance
  • TaskDevelop comprehensive study materials for post-training review
  • TaskImplement consistent tutoring or study sessions
  • Key ResultReceive positive feedback (at least 75% satisfaction rate) from the participants
  • TaskEncourage participants to provide feedback
  • TaskDevelop engaging, relevant content for participants
  • TaskContinually improve based on feedback received

OKRs to improve efficiency and effectiveness in QA and training workflows

  • ObjectiveImprove efficiency and effectiveness in QA and training workflows
  • Key ResultImplement 2 new training methods for staff development
  • TaskDevelop content and materials for the selected training methods
  • TaskIdentify potential new training methods for employee development
  • TaskOrganize sessions to implement the new training methods
  • Key ResultDecrease client-reported QA errors by 25%
  • TaskEnhance QA training for client-facing staff
  • TaskEstablish feedback system for identifying recurring errors
  • TaskImplement continuous improvement program in QA
  • Key ResultIncrease team's product knowledge test scores by 20%
  • TaskDevelop comprehensive product knowledge training materials
  • TaskImplement weekly product-focused study sessions
  • TaskRegularly administer and review product knowledge tests

OKRs to collaboratively enhance the robustness of ILT with M&E manager

  • ObjectiveCollaboratively enhance the robustness of ILT with M&E manager
  • Key ResultOrganize bi-weekly, focused brainstorming sessions with M&E manager to address ILT issues
  • TaskSchedule recurring bi-weekly meetings with the M&E manager
  • TaskPrepare detailed agenda focused on ILT issues for each session
  • TaskFollow up while documenting and implementing proposed solutions after sessions
  • Key ResultAchieve a 25% increase in ILT effectiveness, measured through specific KPIs
  • TaskTrain and develop instructors in advanced teaching methodologies
  • TaskIdentify and implement best practices to enhance ILT approaches
  • TaskRegularly review and update ILT content for improved relevance
  • Key ResultImplement strategically developed improvements in 3 key areas of ILT by quarter's end
  • TaskDevelop effective strategies for improving identified ILT areas
  • TaskImplement the planned strategic improvements in the identified ILT areas
  • TaskIdentify 3 key areas in ILT requiring strategic improvements

OKRs to enhance capabilities of tech leadership

  • ObjectiveEnhance capabilities of tech leadership
  • Key ResultIncrease retention rate of tech leaders by 20%
  • TaskImplement competitive salary packages and attractive benefits for tech leaders
  • TaskDevelop a comprehensive professional development and training programs
  • TaskFoster an inclusive, engaging, and innovative work culture
  • Key ResultAchieve 100% participation in coaching sessions across all tech leadership teams
  • TaskFollow up regularly ensuring attendance and addressing concerns
  • TaskSchedule regular, convenient times for all tech leadership teams
  • TaskCommunicate importance and objectives of coaching sessions to tech leaders
  • Key ResultIntroduce three advanced training programs for leadership in new technologies
  • TaskIdentify necessary skills for leadership in new technologies
  • TaskImplement and promote these training programs
  • TaskDesign advanced training programs focusing on these skills

OKRs to boost material input in inventory system

  • ObjectiveBoost material input in inventory system
  • Key ResultReduce input errors in the system by 10% each month
  • TaskRegularly update and maintain system software
  • TaskImplement a rigorous data validation process
  • TaskTrain staff on proper data input procedures
  • Key ResultTrain all inventory staff on efficient material input procedures within one month
  • TaskNotify all inventory staff about the planned trainings
  • TaskIdentify preferred dates and times for training sessions
  • TaskSchedule an experienced trainer for material input procedures
  • Key ResultIncrease weekly recordings of material input by 25%
  • TaskTrain staff on efficient input recording methods
  • TaskOptimize the input recording software system
  • TaskImplement daily checks on materials input recording

OKRs to improve employee development and training programs

  • ObjectiveEnhance employee skillset and productivity
  • Key ResultImplement personalized development plans for each employee
  • Key ResultGenerate a 15% increase in overall productivity after training
  • Key ResultAchieve a 90% employee satisfaction rate for training and development
  • Key ResultIncrease participation rate in training sessions by 20%

OKRs to embed security consciousness in business operations

  • ObjectiveEmbed security consciousness in business operations
  • Key ResultReduce security breaches by 25% through rigorous employee training
  • TaskImplement mandatory cybersecurity training for all employees
  • TaskSchedule regular refresher courses on data protection
  • TaskUpdate security policies and disseminate to staff
  • Key ResultEstablish a quarterly security audit to identify potential vulnerabilities
  • TaskSchedule regular audits with a professional auditor
  • TaskDefine the scope of each quarterly security audit
  • TaskCreate a process to address identified vulnerabilities
  • Key ResultAchieve 100% compliance on mandatory security awareness training by all employees
  • TaskOrganize regular training sessions for all personnel
  • TaskMonitor and document each employee's training progress
  • TaskDistribute security awareness training materials to all employees

OKRs to increase project engagement for delivery excellence

  • ObjectiveIncrease project engagement for delivery excellence
  • Key ResultProvide training for 100% of project teams
  • TaskIdentify necessary skills for each project team
  • TaskSchedule and conduct training sessions
  • TaskDevelop comprehensive training programs accordingly
  • Key ResultImplement feedback loop to continuously improve project delivery
  • TaskDevelop a system for gathering and consolidating feedback
  • TaskEstablish a routine for regular project status updates and review
  • TaskImplement changes based on feedback and review effectiveness
  • Key ResultIncrease project adoption of systems by 20%
  • TaskEncourage feedback about the system for improvements
  • TaskTrain team members on functionalities and benefits of the system
  • TaskIntegrate system use into routine project processes

OKRs to improve user satisfaction through comprehensive training

  • ObjectiveEnhance user satisfaction through upgraded training
  • Key ResultIncrease user satisfaction score by 15%
  • Key ResultDecrease average response time to support tickets by 30%
  • Key ResultImprove user retention rate by 10%
  • Key ResultIncrease completion rate of comprehensive training by 20%

OKRs to successfully migrate and train Sales Team on the new CRM

  • ObjectiveSuccessfully migrate and train Sales Team on the new CRM
  • Key ResultComplete data migration from current CRM to new CRM without loss by 100%
  • TaskValidate post-migration data for completeness and accuracy
  • TaskBackup existing CRM data before initiating the migration process
  • TaskExecute careful, monitored migration to the new CRM system
  • Key ResultConduct comprehensive training for 100% of the Sales Team on the new CRM
  • TaskMonitor the sales team's progress and application of CRM training
  • TaskSchedule mandatory training sessions for all sales team members
  • TaskDevelop a detailed CRM training curriculum for the sales team
  • Key ResultAchieve 90% proficiency among Sales Team members on new CRM usage within the quarter
  • TaskProvide ongoing feedback and support to improve CRM proficiency
  • TaskPerform regular skills assessments to identify knowledge gaps
  • TaskImplement comprehensive CRM training for all sales team members

OKRs to elevate the quality of customer service

  • ObjectiveElevate the quality of customer service
  • Key ResultImplement new staff training to increase the customer service skills score by 25%
  • TaskDevelop a comprehensive customer service training program
  • TaskAllocate staff members to participate in the training
  • TaskEvaluate and monitor improvements in customer service scores
  • Key ResultReduce service complaints by 30% through improved response times
  • TaskRegularly review and update response time goals
  • TaskIntroduce better systems for ticket prioritizing functionality
  • TaskImplement customer service training to enhance response efficiency
  • Key ResultImprove customer satisfaction scores by 20% in the customer feedback survey
  • TaskImplement regular staff training on superior customer service
  • TaskDevelop a loyalty program appealing to existing customers
  • TaskInitiate a quick response system for customer inquiries

OKRs to enhance efficiency and effectiveness of incident management

  • ObjectiveEnhance efficiency and effectiveness of incident management
  • Key ResultImplement staff training for incident resolution, achieving a 90% completion rate
  • TaskIdentify necessary skills for incident resolution
  • TaskMonitor and track staff completion rates
  • TaskDevelop a comprehensive training module
  • Key ResultIncrease the rate of successful incident closures by 40%
  • TaskIncorporate technology solutions for incident tracking
  • TaskImplement robust training programs for incident response teams
  • TaskEnhance incident management processes for efficiency
  • Key ResultReduce incident response time by 35%
  • TaskDefine standard incident response protocols
  • TaskConduct regular response time training simulations
  • TaskImplement efficient incident management software

OKRs to master all functionalities in Clickup

  • ObjectiveMaster all functionalities in Clickup
  • Key ResultConduct presentation for colleagues demonstrating Clickup expertise
  • TaskSchedule a team meeting for the presentation
  • TaskPractice presentation to ensure fluid delivery
  • TaskDevelop comprehensive slideshow on Clickup's key features and functionalities
  • Key ResultComplete 100% of Clickup's online training courses
  • TaskRegister for all available Clickup's online training courses
  • TaskComplete and pass all training course assessments
  • TaskRegularly attend and participate in online training classes
  • Key ResultImplement 3 complex projects using Clickup effectively
  • TaskRegularly monitor project progress and adapt plans in Clickup
  • TaskSet up project frameworks in Clickup for all 3 complex projects
  • TaskAllocate tasks, deadlines, and resources within Clickup

OKRs to provide ongoing compliance training and education to all employees

  • ObjectiveImprove compliance knowledge and adherence
  • Key ResultConduct monthly audit and review of compliance improvement with department managers
  • TaskDiscuss identified compliance gaps with department managers
  • TaskSchedule monthly compliance improvement audits with department managers
  • TaskDevelop and implement corrective action plans to improve compliance
  • TaskReview current compliance performance for all departments
  • Key ResultIncrease employee certification success rate by 20%
  • TaskImplement personalized study plans
  • TaskFacilitate group study sessions
  • TaskOffer practice exams and feedback
  • TaskProvide access to study materials
  • Key ResultLaunch 2 e-learning modules covering mandatory compliance regulations
  • TaskDevelop content for e-learning modules and ensure accuracy with legal team
  • TaskIdentify mandatory compliance regulations to be covered in e-learning modules
  • TaskTrain and disseminate e-learning modules to all employees, including tracking completion rates
  • TaskDesign user-friendly interface and incorporate interactive elements into e-learning platform
  • Key ResultConduct monthly training sessions with active participation of 90% of employees
  • TaskSchedule monthly training sessions for all employees
  • TaskSolicit feedback from employees to improve future training sessions
  • TaskCreate engaging training materials with interactive components
  • TaskMonitor participation rates and follow up with non-participants

Best practices for managing your Training OKRs

Generally speaking, your objectives should be ambitious yet achievable, and your key results should be measurable and time-bound (using the SMART framework can be helpful). It is also recommended to list strategic initiatives under your key results, as it'll help you avoid the common mistake of listing projects in your KRs.

Here are a couple of best practices extracted from our OKR implementation guide 👇

Tip #1: Limit the number of key results

Having too many OKRs is the #1 mistake that teams make when adopting the framework. The problem with tracking too many competing goals is that it will be hard for your team to know what really matters.

We recommend having 3-4 objectives, and 3-4 key results per objective. A platform like Tability can run audits on your data to help you identify the plans that have too many goals.

Tability Insights DashboardTability's audit dashboard will highlight opportunities to improve OKRs

Tip #2: Commit to the weekly check-ins

Setting good goals can be challenging, but without regular check-ins, your team will struggle to make progress. We recommend that you track your OKRs weekly to get the full benefits from the framework.

Being able to see trends for your key results will also keep yourself honest.

Tability Insights DashboardTability's check-ins will save you hours and increase transparency

Tip #3: No more than 2 yellow statuses in a row

Yes, this is another tip for goal-tracking instead of goal-setting (but you'll get plenty of OKR examples below). But, once you have your goals defined, it will be your ability to keep the right sense of urgency that will make the difference.

As a rule of thumb, it's best to avoid having more than 2 yellow/at risk statuses in a row.

Make a call on the 3rd update. You should be either back on track, or off track. This sounds harsh but it's the best way to signal risks early enough to fix things.

Building your own Training OKRs with AI

While we have some examples below, it's likely that you'll have specific scenarios that aren't covered here. There are 2 options available to you.

Best way to track your Training OKRs

The rules of OKRs are simple. Quarterly OKRs should be tracked weekly, and yearly OKRs should be tracked monthly. Reviewing progress periodically has several advantages:

  • It brings the goals back to the top of the mind
  • It will highlight poorly set OKRs
  • It will surface execution risks
  • It improves transparency and accountability

Most teams should start with a spreadsheet if they're using OKRs for the first time. Then, once you get comfortable you can graduate to a proper OKRs-tracking tool.

A strategy map in TabilityTability's Strategy Map makes it easy to see all your org's OKRs

If you're not yet set on a tool, you can check out the 5 best OKR tracking templates guide to find the best way to monitor progress during the quarter.

More Training OKR templates

We have more templates to help you draft your team goals and OKRs.

OKRs resources

Here are a list of resources to help you adopt the Objectives and Key Results framework.